Category: Blogs

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law Cases

July 23rd, 2024

As of 29 April this year, significant amendments to the Family Procedure Rules came into force. Their purpose is to enhance the approach to non-court dispute resolution in family law

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Gifts to Charities and Inheritance Tax

July 1st, 2024

Many people like to include a gift to their favourite charity or charities in their Wills but are not aware that there are different ways of doing so and by

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Pre-Paid Probate Plans – Consumer Warning

June 13th, 2024

Most of us are aware that you can pre-pay for your funeral and for many this is a good idea. You can stipulate what you would like to happen and

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Citation Cited in The Times

May 28th, 2024

The Times has exposed the activities of Citation who are one of the biggest providers of support on health and safety, human resources and employment law: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/996afe06-6e99-49c8-a2dc-8567e80f406f?shareToken=307ae12ef820762ad6b4850421ff113d Clients of Citation

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Can I afford to get divorced?

May 24th, 2024

Although the end of a relationship will almost certainly lead to emotional upset for both parties to the marriage, an often almost as important thought will be present:  “how am

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Going GAGA? A useful reminder when dealing with guarantors on lease assignments

May 21st, 2024

Its been almost 15 years since the Good Harvest and K/S Victoria Street cases (both in 2010) but its useful to be reminded of the issues surrounding the position of

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Can you claim unfair dismissal when God is your boss?

May 17th, 2024

Traditionally, the answer to that question was no.  Clergy could not claim unfair dismissal because they were officeholders who were subject to a divine calling, rather than employees. However, a

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What’s it worth to you? – Valuing businesses in divorce proceedings

May 14th, 2024

A more difficult aspect of financial relief on divorce, is how to factor in a business which may be owned by a spouse. In order to advise on how financial

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Divorce and the Family Business

April 12th, 2024

We often find that the family business is operated by both parties to a marriage or civil partnership.  The breakdown of the romantic relationship will almost certainly impact the running

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

April 8th, 2024

How to resolve Boundary Disputes In the poem “Mending Wall” by the American poet Robert Frost, the author raises some important questions as the purpose of borders between people and

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2024 Rate Changes – in Employment Law

April 2nd, 2024

The annual changes which apply from April 2024. There are staggered effective dates. The rates that you should be aware of are set out below. 1.4.24 – National Minimum Wage

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Emojis v Language: Which to Use? 🤔

March 25th, 2024

In a previous blog, ‘Can an emoji lead to a contractually binding agreement?’, we discussed the Canadian case of South West Terminal Ltd v Achter Land & Cattle Ltd (June

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